Welcome to the City of Cochran!

 

The City of Cochran is a uniquely progressive rural community built upon efficient and effective service delivery with an organizational culture that strives to embrace change and diversity. The City also strives to ensure a high level of innovation and sustainable development while maintaining and enhancing a quality educational system, with the ultimate goal of providing a safe and secure environment to live, raise families, work, conduct business, and play.


 

News and Updates

 

The citizens of Cochran passed the Freeport Exemption by a 9 to 1 margin.  This same ballot issue passed in the County by a 3 to 1 margin.  At the City Council meeting on November 13th, the Council approved a 100% Freeport Exemption for manufacturers and distributors that will locate in our community.

 

The City Planning and Zoning Commision is scheduled to review a zoning request on December 1th at 6:00 p.m. at the Community House for 149 11th Street from R1 to R2.  To view the entire posting, please click on Read More.

 

City Council approved a $4 million bond package at the October 14 Regular Council Meeting.  These funds will be used to repay two previous bonds at a lower interest rate and allow the City to map and assess its water and sewer systems.  These bonds were sold on October 30 and the work for this project will begin in late November.  After the City completes its mapping and assessment, the City will be pursuing additional funding from USDA, and possibly other agencies, to complete the repairs to the City's water and sewer system.

 

City Council approved a new Customer Service Policy that was mailed to all utility customers in September. To view the new policy, please click on Read More.

 

The City of Cochran has been awarded a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to begin addressing the sewage system in the vicinity of the hospital.  Funds from this grant will be available in February with repairs beginning in the spring.  

 

The City Council is dedicated to finding the best qualified City Manager to lead our City.   After finishing our first search, the Search Committee and Council has decided to extend the search and readvertise for a new City Manager.  For a complete job description and application procedures, please click on Employment on the top bar of our Home Page.

 

At the City Council Meeting on July 8, the Council approved an ordinance to adjust the water and sewer rates effective September 1 to fund projected system operating expenses, repay current indebtedness, and fund needed sewage system improvements and debt service.  To view the new rate schedule, please click on Read More.

 

Mr. Jerry Murkerson, retired City Manager of Hawkinsville, is currently serving as the Interim City Manager for Cochran.  Mr Murkerson has agreed to serve as the City Manager for Cochran until the City Council finishes their search for a new full-time manager.